Stay safe. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector once a year. The Fire Department suggests you change batteries when you move your clocks back at the end of Daylight Saving Time.
In addition to replacing batteries annually, smoke alarms and CO detectors should be replaced at least once every 10 years.According to the State Fire Marshall, residential fires account for more than 80% of all fire deaths in Minnesota. Two-thirds of fire deaths are in homes with no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that does not work.Roseville firefighters will assist seniors or people with disabilities change batteries in smoke detectors and CO detectors. Call 651-792-7009 to schedule time for a firefighter to visit your home.